Muhammad Badaru, governor of Jigawa state, says the national elective convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is likely to hold in June.
Badaru spoke with reporters on Tuesday at the APC national secretariat in Abuja after he was inaugurated as chairman of the party’s strategy and contact committee.
The governor said his committee is working with the timeline of the national caretaker committee.
The party’s membership revalidation exercise – a prerequisite to the convention – has since commenced across the country.
The national working committee (NWC) led by Adams Oshiomhole, former APC chairman, was dissolved by the national executive committee (NEC) in June 2020, paving the way for the caretaker committee and the need for an elective convention.
“It is very feasible. I know the national caretaker committee is committed to delivering in June,” Badaru said.
“And we will support them and do whatever it takes to make sure we deliver by June.”
According to him, 10 million people have been registered as members of the APC because of the performance of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“You have seen the tremendous progress that the APC-led administration by President Muhammadu Buhari has done. You look at the road infrastructure,” he said.
“You look at railways and social interventions in this country. You look at power, food security even with the dwindling resources that we received. President Muhammadu Buhari has done wonderfully well.
“That is why during the registration exercise, you will see people trooping in thousands into the party. Initially, we printed only 12 thousand members but now we have gone [to] 10 million members.”